Zillow can be your tool - why not use it?

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Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

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I went to zillow.com today just to see if anything was new in "my towns".  It's quite amazing that it's such a blank slate still.  I'm going to use it as a tool to connect with buyers and sellers of Maui real estate.  I don't care if their zestimates are inaccurate - that's just another reason why a buyer needs an agent, and hopefully they will contact me.

Previously I have uploaded photos of my towns, because NOBODY else has.  Why not?

Here's what I did today....

In my towns there were no discussions going.  So I started some about RELOCATION PACKAGES, and put the links to my RELOCATION PACKAGES here on AR.  I also started some discussions in each town with links to my website.... why isn't anyone else doing this?  You can do it!

If consumers are going to zillow.com for local information about buying homes in your neighborhood - give them some information, and especially your contact info.  You can be the local expert.  What are you waiting for?  Take advantage of this free service.

If you'd like to know more about Maui County Real Estate sales, please let a long time Maui resident help you.eastmaui.com for your Maui real estate needs

Georgina M. Hunter R(S) - your Maui real estate agent  (808) 283-0635  mailto:info@mauihunter.com ~ SEARCH MAUI LISTINGS

PAIA  relocation package ~ HAIKU relocation package ~ KIHEI/WAILEA relocation package ~ KAHULUI relocation package

 

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Rainmaker
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
Brian - I think you can't have too many links to your own site.... can you?
Mar 26, 2008 06:26 AM #12
Ambassador
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
Georgina - this is a wonderful idea and I am going to check this out! thanks!
Mar 26, 2008 07:41 AM #13
Rainer
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Ben Myers
The Broker Ben Group at Realty Idaho - Meridian, ID
CEO/Designated Broker
Thanks for the post Georgina.  I have heard of Zillow, but have never gone.  Its now on my list of sites to check out.  I think one reason some of these sites take a while to get rolling is because there are so many out there.  I never had a clue how much info was out there until I started looking!  Thanks again!
Mar 26, 2008 07:54 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

BJ - Every little thing helps.

Ben - Zillow might be a good thing or it might be a bad thing, but it's how you choose to use it that makes the difference.  Of course I might change my mind on that later.... : )

 

Mar 26, 2008 08:39 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
Huntsville AL MLS
Georgina, Thanks so much for the great information! I am headed to Zillow to check it out! They do have some inaccurate info, don't they? Makes me crazy when clients say "Zillow says" blah blah blah....Thanks again! Elizabeth
Mar 26, 2008 02:53 PM #16
Rainer
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Mel Miller
Soleil Real Estate - Spokane, WA
Will have to check it out, thanks
Mar 26, 2008 03:30 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate
Georgina-Hi.....hey how's your e-PRO Course going?  I think you have a great idea.....and whatever Lyn wrote, well I am going to assume it wasn't complimentary to Zillow.  I used Zillow once, and it was kind of fun.  Yes they were off, but I still liked the site.  It's a tool, not the end  all :)
Mar 26, 2008 04:24 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Elizabeth - Might as well give it a try!

Mel - Thank you for commenting.

Kathy - Hi!  I'm over half way through and it's been a breeze.  Thanks for asking. 

Mar 26, 2008 05:32 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Georgia, Something happened that one day & AR was stuck! Posted the same thing 6 times which I removed. Thanks for your comment, I am glad you read at least one of the 6. I did leave one!

 

Mar 27, 2008 01:18 AM #20
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Steven Odierno
Mahwah, NJ
NJ Mortgage & Marketing Professional
Hi Georgina - Thanks so much for the helpful tip.  I just checked out my area - Rockland County, NY - and while there are discussions going on, all of the input is from Real Estate Agents.  I think that I can, as you suggested, establish myself as the area expert in mortgages.
Mar 27, 2008 07:23 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Lyn - it's odd - I saw all of your messages in my inbox, but none of them stayed here.  I was hoping that it was you that removed them, and not some unknown entity - a moderator.  I think it was a good comment.  Thanks for coming back.

Steven - well there you go... a change to get your name out there.

Mar 27, 2008 07:48 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate
Georgina- After Blogging for awhile and reading all these Posts....it is a breeze, but still useful :)  Great to hear......
Mar 28, 2008 03:36 AM #23
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Georgina, I think the more places we can post that we are the "local expert" the better for our business.
Mar 28, 2008 05:18 AM #24
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Tucson Real Estate Experts Anne McKechnie
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Tucson, AZ
Previews Property Specialist
great ideas I will check it out. I do post to Zillow
Mar 28, 2008 05:25 AM #25
Rainmaker
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Kathy - I'm looking forward to getting my designation!  I have learned a few things, and that's what counts.

Gary - I agree - you can never have too much Google Juice.

Anne and Eddie - Just another tool in the tool box.

Mar 28, 2008 08:28 AM #26
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Ryan Vivo
Gateway Realty - Fairfield, CA
NRBA Realtor Solano County, Gateway Realty 707-384-5894
Brilliant idea,  I have never thought of using zillow that way.  I am currently checking out the discussions boards as I am typing this message!  Thanks
Apr 01, 2008 04:06 AM #27
Rainmaker
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
Hi Ryan - good luck with it.  Thanks for coming by.
Apr 01, 2008 01:01 PM #29
Rainmaker
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Debbie Summers
Charles Rutenberg Realty - New Smyrna Beach, FL
Georgina - I have my listings on Zillow, but never thought about using Zillow that way.  Another project for the weekend... thanks for sharing all of your ideas.
Apr 18, 2008 09:47 AM #30
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Terry Ledford
RE/MAX Town and Country - Blue Ridge, GA
Realtor - Ga. Mountain
Thanks for the great idea...I think I will jump on over and see what is going on in my town. Thanks for sharing.
Apr 19, 2008 07:31 AM #31
Rainmaker
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Debbie - Good luck with that.

Terry - This is your chance to be top in your town.

Apr 19, 2008 01:19 PM #32
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